James Vives started Brushfire Farms, a small business based in San Antonio, Texas, back in 2018. It all started from a family recipe passed down to James that utilized the Chile Pequin pepper. This small chile is a fairly common native pepper to South Texas and Northern Mexico, but unlike its jalapeño, serrano and habanero cousins, is seldom used in the food world. With this pepper, James created a unique pepper jam we call Ol Tejano. Our development has been a truly local story, and we’ve been recognized nationally and internationally for our tremendous flavors. In 2019, we won a prestigious Good Food Award for our Peach – Aji Limon aka Hill Country Heat and also an International Spicy Flav Award for our Prickly Pear – Chile Pequin Jam aka Pear Burner.